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PRS-T1 Questions about repartitioning
#21  ewandeep 05-22-2012, 08:24 AM
Thank you simongee, could you report all the steps (without the problems, you meet) so any other can repeat the repartition
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#22  jet322 05-22-2012, 03:14 PM
Hey, all. This seems like an appropriate place to put this. Sooo, I wanna make my /data partition bigger, but when I connect my reader 2 the PC in recovery, the device manager only shows "Gadget Serial". It doesn't show "RNDIS". :-( I deleted the DLLs in the "SETTING" part thru Root Explorer, a loong time ago when I didn't know what I was doing... I just wanted to get rid of "Low on storage space" message. Plz
Also, Rupor's AMR bricks my reader.
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#23  jet322 05-22-2012, 04:29 PM
Quote simongee
YES! GOT IT!

9) So i used "PRS-T1_SD_UPDATER_1.0.04.12210" by amutin from here: http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22502

10) reader booted up fine. Rooted again using rupors package. BUT after checking "phone storage" under settings, still only 48 MB on /data But now i knew why! The sd-recovery flashed the old /data partition back which is 48 MB.
11) So back to recovery/Partitioning tool. TBH i dont really understand why this next thing worked. I formated /data again using "format partition" in the tool. But after formating, only the size changed and there was still data on it. So i rebooted and BAM, reader asked for initial settings. Root still there. "Phone storage" 520 MB.
How'd you know what to do? The app is in Russian, the instructions are poorly translated, what should the folder on the root of the microSD be named? All I get is "Opening Book..." the light on the mSD card slot isn't even flashing. I don't see the "Updating..." thing! :-(
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#24  simongee 05-22-2012, 06:36 PM
@ewandeep
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Thank you simongee, could you report all the steps (without the problems, you meet) so any other can repeat the repartition
that was my plan
As I wrote in the first post i want to add it ro the wiki when i am sure...
well i managed to do it, there is just one, two questions i still have, so if uboot answers me, i will write it up in this thread and finally, when its approved, add it to the wiki...
Well actually there is only one thing. Uboot made a sd recovery package that should format the created empty /data partition and fill it with the files needed. But it didnt work for me, so i used another one. If it had worked, all would be clear to me...
But anyway, if u read through this thread u should be already able to do it right away, if not ask me whats unclear to u. I will try to help

I will repeat my question, so uboot sees it:
@uboot
sd recovery didnt work. Reader stuck in "opening book" screen forever. I waited 2 hours, sd still blinking, no rebooting... So i pressed "reset"... Luckily it did nothing at all. I was really afraid pressing reset while led still blinking. Also no log file created... Something is wrong with it maybe? did u try it urself?
@uboot
any idea about the step 11) i posted in post #20? why didnt it delete the files like formating should do?

@jet322
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Hey, all. This seems like an appropriate place to put this. Sooo, I wanna make my /data partition bigger, but when I connect my reader 2 the PC in recovery, the device manager only shows "Gadget Serial". It doesn't show "RNDIS". :-( I deleted the DLLs in the "SETTING" part thru Root Explorer, a loong time ago when I didn't know what I was doing... I just wanted to get rid of "Low on storage space" message. Plz
hi!
which dlls u talking about? which "SETTING" part? And u got the "low on storage" message when u wanted to install apps, right? Which state is ur reader currently in? Is it rooted? which package did u use? which firmware are u on? Does it boot up normally?
Provide answers to these questions and i think i can help u
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#25  ewandeep 05-25-2012, 05:34 AM
I follow the procedure, but now my sony prs-t1 is stucked.
I can only access to recovery state /Home+menu) and going to serial.
What can I do?
Here more details:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...74#post2092574
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#26  simongee 05-25-2012, 02:17 PM
Quote ewandeep
I follow the procedure, but now my sony prs-t1 is stucked.
I can only access to recovery state /Home+menu) and going to serial.
What can I do?
Here more details:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...74#post2092574
can you please explain what u did to the reader that it is in such a state?
Did u do a backup how its explained here: http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22502 ?
If u did a backup, just restore it.
Did u manage to access your reader with a partition tool while it was in recovery? did u repartition anything? could u please list the steps u have done in the order u have done them? Then i can maybe explain what went wrong
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#27  rupor 06-21-2012, 07:13 PM
I did step by step guide with screenshots on how to repartition device simply. Eventually somebody (may be even me) will do a proper translation - for now here is Google translate.

I hope this could be used to prevent problems...
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#28  simongee 07-04-2012, 07:52 AM
Quote rupor
I did step by step guide with screenshots on how to repartition device simply. Eventually somebody (may be even me) will do a proper translation - for now here is Google translate.

I hope this could be used to prevent problems...
Wow! Thank you rupor!
I was too busy to write up my step-by-step guide that i promised
But anyway you did a much better job than i would have done, so
I went over it and it seems to be easily understandable using google translate. But still, if anyone wants to repartition their device and isnt sure about some steps, just feel free to ask here! Its always better to ask BEFORE, than AFTER u did something with ur partitions, as it can brick your reader.
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#29  e-ink 08-17-2012, 05:10 AM
Quote uboot
the point is that in order to resize the data partition you have to

1.) shrink reader partition which is a primary partition at the _end_ of the disk
2.) enlarge extended partion which is the third partition of the disk
3.) move system partition to the end of the extended partition
4.) enlarge data partition

so you're right - no backups / restoring necessary, as long as your partition tool is able to resize / move the stuff around
gparted does that!
I used it on knoppix-7.0.3 live dvd AFTER making a full dd disk image)
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#30  uboot 08-18-2012, 05:06 AM
I know I just pointed out the necessary steps....

And if you read the complete thread, you'll find out that you can do a repartitioning of the T1 with Windows tools, too.
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